Concrete Sealants to Protect Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios, and more
Many homeowners choose to add a concrete sealant to their new residential concrete driveway, sidewalks, garage floor or patio. Concrete sealants protect the surface of your new concrete from stains as well as long-term wear and tear. Concrete sealants can also be applied to older concrete for an added layer of protection.
Learn More About Concrete Sealant For Your Home’s Concrete
- Is there a difference between concrete sealers and sealants?
There is no difference between concrete sealers and sealants. The terms are used interchangeably.
- Where are concrete sealants applied?
Concrete sealants are applied to exterior concrete surfaces such as garage floors, concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios. Concrete sealers are designed to protect concrete from outdoor weather exposure, stains and corrosion. They can also protect concrete from the freeze-thaw cycle caused by Michigan’s weather cycles.
- How do concrete sealants work?
Concrete sealants penetrate the surface of the concrete and chemically react within the capillaries of the concrete. They form a chemical bond which protects the concrete from moisture penetration and chemicals such as de-icing materials. Many sealants are breathable, thus allowing moisture vapor to escape from the concrete as well.Concrete sealants penetrate the surface of the concrete and chemically react within the capillaries of the concrete. They form a chemical bond which protects the concrete from moisture penetration and chemicals such as de-icing materials. Many sealants are breathable, thus allowing moisture vapor to escape from the concrete as well.
- What does the finish look like?
We apply sealants that are invisible after application and the drying process. They do not change the appearance of the concrete.
- I have an old driveway. Do you seal old concrete?
Yes! Kent Home Services applies concrete sealants to pre-existing driveways. We can help you extend the life of your concrete by protecting it from stains, corrosion and damage. You may also want to seal your concrete joints. We can provide a comprehensive solution that adds value to your property.
- Why hire a professional to seal your concrete?
Kent Home Services applies commercial-grade penetrating sealers to protect your concrete. A professionally-applied concrete sealant lends better performance protection than do-it-yourself products. We apply products that leave your concrete with a natural, matte finish. If you have installed decorative concrete, we choose specialized sealants designed specifically for your unique project.We also have the right tools to complete the job efficiently and with the proper application process. We apply sealants when the temperature and weather conditions are optimal – approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to achieve cross-linking of the sealant to your concrete. Most DIY products are water-based, which make them very slow to cure in cooler temperatures close to 50 degrees.